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by Rob Weaver
September 11th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 173
Views: 14962

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Bard 15 + 9 wishlist

Feels like a lot, but I bought a similar amount of the 2016 and not a bottle left.
by Rob Weaver
July 3rd, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Ex-Cellar Sale
Replies: 58
Views: 4309

Re: Cayuse Ex-Cellar Sale

2010 Armada
2013 Impulsivo
by Rob Weaver
June 21st, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 20221

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I’m reminded of Jeremiah 17:9- The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Each and everyone of you who has boycotted anything is rightfully the subject of the same if your deeds and thoughts were exposed. You are no better than the person or organization you choo...
by Rob Weaver
June 7th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levet fans - please help me understand
Replies: 29
Views: 1713

Re: Levet fans - please help me understand

2007 is drinking great. I’ve brought it to my wine group 2 times in the last year or so, WOTN each time.
by Rob Weaver
April 21st, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened with Arcadian??
Replies: 33
Views: 3695

Re: What happened with Arcadian??

Recently contacted them about a corked bottle.

Joe@arcadianwinery.com
(805) 737-3900 Arcadian

I think they are still in operation, but don’t know for sure. They did offer to replace the bottle.
by Rob Weaver
April 9th, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Making your own wine blend
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Making your own wine blend

I have done this in two scenarios: Hard, ungiving Burg with New world Pinot, usually results in a better wine than either alone. Over the hill bottle with newer bottle, same varietal. This usually “works” after playing with the proportions. Of course that newer bottle might have evolved into somethi...
by Rob Weaver
March 29th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 62
Views: 6844

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

Watched this last night with my wife while sipping a 2011 Ceritas Chardonnay. The wine was a lot better than the movie, but it was serviceable in passing the time.
by Rob Weaver
March 27th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special ***SOLD OUT***
Replies: 11
Views: 1402

Re: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special

Mine arrived yesterday and a bottle was immediately popped. There is a bit of sediment so I would suggest a decant. After that, we have an almost perfectly aged wine. I say almost because this has years of upside in store. But again drinking great right now. I’m a burg guy and my wife is Cali Pinot....
by Rob Weaver
March 21st, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?
Replies: 22
Views: 1395

Re: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?

I know it sounds crazy, but I had the 15 recently and it was drinking great, extremely civilized for such a young Barolo
by Rob Weaver
March 19th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special ***SOLD OUT***
Replies: 11
Views: 1402

Re: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special

Just ordered a case, thanks much for this nice offer. I’ve actually had this wine at the winery a while ago and bought some then, so I know this is good stuff.
by Rob Weaver
February 27th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:1989 Leoville Barton
Replies: 0
Views: 143

WTB:1989 Leoville Barton

Let me know what you got.
by Rob Weaver
February 27th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:1989 Leoville Barton
Replies: 0
Views: 95

WTB:1989 Leoville Barton

Let me know what you got.
by Rob Weaver
February 24th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 6022

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

Took a few bottles to a “foodie” restaurant, many, small, impeccably prepared courses designed to pair with the wines we had brought. They served the course that was to accompany a red label Giacosa, but poured the 89 Montrose. They were all in decanters being kept in the back to preserve counter sp...
by Rob Weaver
February 21st, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying strategies
Replies: 29
Views: 2817

Re: Buying strategies

General advise based on my experience: Limit purchases of individual wines to 3 bottles and never more than 6 bottles. Don't over due it on daily drinkers. You will likely find that they will linger in your cellar as you become more prone to drink well on a regular basis. Do not over do it on maili...
by Rob Weaver
February 11th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 122
Views: 24272

Re: Marcassin

Been ordering Marcassin for years and am used to the somewhat adhoc approach to selling their wine. I can’t recall there ever being this much of a gap between releases. Makes me wonder if they weren’t satisfied with the way the wine was drinking and sat on it until it was ready or if some life event...
by Rob Weaver
February 10th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2017 release
Replies: 9
Views: 1193

Re: VHR 2017 release

The 2016 is probably the best Cabernet, from a potential perspective, I have yet had from California.

Will be hard to top that one, but I will likely get a 3 pack.
by Rob Weaver
February 8th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Realm Dr. Crane 15/16 (SOLD)
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Realm Dr. Crane 15/16 (SOLD)

1 x 2015
2 x 2016

$1100 shipped with normal disclaimers.
by Rob Weaver
February 8th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 32
Views: 3385

Re: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation

Mark Y wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 5:07 pm
jordan whitehead wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 9:36 am
OP Is not “passing” on the allocation
[rofl.gif]
In a certain sense he is “passing on”, while not “passing” on, his allocation.
by Rob Weaver
February 7th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Grand Vin Wine Merchants Champagne Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: PSA: Grand Vin Wine Merchants Champagne Sale

Helpful, was able to pick up some 2008 Dom for 139
by Rob Weaver
February 6th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4635

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Not taking all my Crane, pm if interested
by Rob Weaver
January 29th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin and premox
Replies: 22
Views: 1510

Re: Coravin and premox

My experience is that Coravined wines need to be consumed near term. Perhaps if you are only pulling a glass out and then opening the bottle your experience would be different. I have been burned so many times holding bottles long term that I essentially only use it now to make sure a wine is not fl...
by Rob Weaver
January 21st, 2020, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3603

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

I’m not completely comfortable with the term “epiphany”, but I do continue to pursue t wines that are significantly differentiated in a good way from their brethren. I think I potentially have quite a few of those in my cellar, but will I be lucky enough to pull it at the right age, will it be a goo...
by Rob Weaver
November 30th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2016 VHR $153 (Dallas)
Replies: 9
Views: 1822

Re: PSA: 2016 VHR $153 (Dallas)

Won’t ship to Georgia either otherwise would be all over these. Such a great, epic even Cali Cab.

If any kind soul would be willing to help get 6 of these to Georgia, will send a nice bottle as a thank you.
by Rob Weaver
October 28th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting a cork tested
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Getting a cork tested

Is there a lab or similar that a consumer can send a cork to in order to have it evaluated for TCA?

This is to settle a stupid bet.

Thanks
by Rob Weaver
October 27th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Some aged Bordeaux (Done)
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: WTB: Some aged Bordeaux

Got what I need, thanks all.
by Rob Weaver
October 20th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Some aged Bordeaux (Done)
Replies: 4
Views: 608

WTB: Some aged Bordeaux (Done)

Looking for a bottle of nicely aged and stored Bordeaux.

Some suggestions below, also open to others. Will need to take possession this week, can send overnight label.

1996 Leoville las Cases
1989 Pichon Lalande
1989 Lynch Bages
by Rob Weaver
October 8th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:Cuban Cigars
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: WTB:Cuban Cigars

Use cigarsofhabanos.com. I have used them for many years. Free shipping great selection and price. Your welcome.... Thank you. Now I need some recommendations. There are way too many choices and I don't know anything about cigars. I want to be generous. I have no idea what style he prefers.
by Rob Weaver
October 7th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:Cuban Cigars
Replies: 8
Views: 845

WTB:Cuban Cigars

A friend has requested this as a gift. I'm not going overseas anytime soon, at least not that I know about right now.

Don't really care what kind, looking for 6 of them.

Thanks
by Rob Weaver
October 3rd, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1438
Views: 87471

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

From Flickinger: You are receiving this email because you have prearrival wines purchased from Flickinger Wines. As you have probably read, the US yesterday proposed a set of tariffs in response to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling that the European Union had damaged the US through illegal...
by Rob Weaver
September 25th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3544

Re: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?

For reference, the golden circle prices are:

Estate Cuvee 115
Grand Vin $300
Roberta's $285
by Rob Weaver
September 24th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3544

Re: Is Anyog/Following Kapcsandy?

2016 was my last vintage. Cellartracker tells me that I have 5 cases or so. I first tasted here back around 2007/8 and it was a great experience. I tasted with Lou's son and he kept going to their personal cellar and bringing out bottles from all over the world. They didn't have much of their own wi...
by Rob Weaver
September 7th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3859
Views: 390549

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

KevinK wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Whoa the mystery series just escalated quickly... Intel on the cult cab?
Bryant?
Harlan?
by Rob Weaver
August 28th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 4001

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

I recall tasting on his patio years ago when he was just making Fairchild wines and sane. His descent into madness reminds me of Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now.
by Rob Weaver
August 20th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:Systemwide Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: WTB:Systemwide Upgrade

Delta preferred, but open to any
by Rob Weaver
August 20th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:Systemwide Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 639

WTB:Systemwide Upgrade

I have seen these offered before, but I'm not an expert in when they can be used and when they can't. I need to go to Frankfurt, Germany from Atlanta, Ga., leaving on 9/2 and returning on 9/6. I will need to purchase that ticket and would like to upgrade to Business Class if possible using the afore...
by Rob Weaver
August 8th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whistle Pig 18 Rye
Replies: 7
Views: 3699

Whistle Pig 18 Rye

Got an offer for this today at $399. I think this is the oldest bottling of 100% rye they have released. I have only, ever had a small taste of the Boss Hog, which I liked quite a bit. Based on that tasting, I am thinking I would enjoy this, but $399?? Am I just out of touch with this high flying wh...
by Rob Weaver
August 5th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 118
Views: 14702

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Garagiste "mystery wine"?
by Rob Weaver
July 26th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Need a fine wine for this weekend, pickup in Atlanta only
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Need a fine wine for this weekend, pickup in Atlanta only

I find myself in need of a high(er) end wine for a tasting this coming Sunday. Specifically looking for an appropriately aged (and stored) Red Burgundy, Barolo/Barbaresco, Northern Rhone or Bordeaux. Open to offers in the $200-$40 range. Happy to trade as well, have some nice stuff. PM me what you g...
by Rob Weaver
July 7th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone up for 200% new oak
Replies: 27
Views: 1771

Anyone up for 200% new oak

Is this for real? Probably makes sense to join the club and get the 1k discount. Wonder what kind of discount is available if you bypass personal delivery by Todd Anderson.

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by Rob Weaver
July 6th, 2019, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Hexe
Replies: 21
Views: 4315

Re: Saxum Hexe

paso prices are soon to be going up over that $100 number. l'aventure, law, booker ones, and juan mercado's new project (he paid a record for paso land purchase, allegedly) prices are some examples. i see no issue with this. quality is going up, and compared to napa and bordeaux, there is still val...
by Rob Weaver
June 27th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Tour Suggestion
Replies: 15
Views: 1409

Re: Napa Tour Suggestion

Bevan
by Rob Weaver
June 5th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Charles Palmer - A+ Buyer
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Charles Palmer - A+ Buyer

Completely agree, seamless transaction!
by Rob Weaver
May 14th, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 67
Views: 4933

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Have the NY auctions decreased in price by 10% to reflect sales tax? The NY tax is not 10% Makes finding the wines with a sufficient risk premium discount to retail more challenging. Maybe I have just been lucky, but the above statement doesn't reflect my experience. I prefer to buy older vintages ...
by Rob Weaver
May 13th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 67
Views: 4933

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Or am I becoming senile (or both)? I can’t speak to sparse, but if my “winning” bids at the most recent Zachys’s auction are any indication, I would say there are no deals out there. After premium and tax: 2010 Leoville Poyferre $140 2010 Bouchard “Baby Jesus” $110 1989 Pichon Lalande $210 2012 Tog...
by Rob Weaver
May 2nd, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Greer, multiple vintages (SOLD)
Replies: 0
Views: 319

Greer, multiple vintages (SOLD)

These are sold.

All direct from winery and properly stored since.

2 x 2010
2 x 2013
1 x 2012

$225 each or $1000 for all.

Shipping season is basically over in the southeast. I'm happy to hold or ship overnight ($5/bottle) and of course local pickup works.

Normal conditions apply.
by Rob Weaver
May 1st, 2019, 3:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop
Replies: 32
Views: 1458

Re: Nice deal on Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrews at Drop

These look lovely. Do they work as well as a 2 stage opener?
by Rob Weaver
April 14th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wrong on Chardonnag
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Wrong on Chardonnag

Bud Carey wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 10:37 am
My sentiments exactly!
I know he didn’t word the post this way, but it feels like he was trying to say that he enjoyed those wines And that perhaps his indifference to Chardonnay was simply based on the previous cheap ones.
by Rob Weaver
April 10th, 2019, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Atlanta - Off-Site Wine Storage Options
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Atlanta - Off-Site Wine Storage Options

I store my wine here, super facility. I used to use Buckhead, but found the Maple Dr location quite inconvenient.


https://www.extraspace.com/Storage/Faci ... lity7.aspx
by Rob Weaver
March 28th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 VHR Release
Replies: 42
Views: 4165

Re: 2016 VHR Release

Any tips on how to open the wood cases? I removed from the box and figured there were screws, but see the tops are nailed in. I slipped a flathead in the crease to pry open, but the wood is so soft that it's making a major indention. Surely there has to be a better way. Perhaps try to get a grip on...
by Rob Weaver
March 25th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: TN: 2012 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie

This is really a special bottle of Brunello, one I don't mind paying a premium for. I notice that Saratoga has magnums for $340.

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